Nottingham Youth Orchestra

Ruddington Choral Society have presented a cheque for £352 to Jane Harwood, a passionate supporter of the Nottingham Youth Orchestra (NYO).

Jane, a soprano soloist, had sung at the Choir’s last concert and donated her fee to the Nottingham Youth Orchestra bursary fund.

The Choir also chose the Nottingham Youth Orchestra as its Christmas Charity.

The photo shows Paul Hayward, Choir Musical Director, presenting the cheque.

Jane said, ‘The orchestra is for young people to discover the thrill of music that will last a lifetime. This money will go to the NYO bursary fund to help those families enrol their children who would not otherwise be able to afford it.’

The NYO has three symphony orchestras and two jazz orchestras, with almost 300 young players currently involved.

The next NYO Concert is at the Albert Hall, Nottingham on Sunday 19th March and includes a performance from Cello soloist Sheku Kanneh-Mason, Young Musician of the Year 2016.

The Choir’s Spring concert is on Saturday 20th May with details on their website.